Marines and Colt .45s; it’s the natural order of things. After 27 years the Connecticut gun maker will have its trusty handgun back in the hands of U. S. Marines around the world.
The .45-caliber handgun was developed to replace the .38-caliber pistol around the turn of the last century, promising more knock-down power than its predecessor.
Known as the most respectable handgun in the military the Model 1911 was most typically carried by U.S. military officers during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
Amidst much controversy, in 1985, the U.S. government dropped the Colt .45 for the Italian made Beretta 9-millimeter pistol. The Marines have been lobbying to get the .45 caliber Colt back ever since.
Its durability is without question. Casimir Pawlowski, spokesman for Colt Defense, LLC, say’s, “Virtually, it’s indestructible.”
The Marines just placed an order for some 12,000 of these Model 1911 45-caliber sidearms and they should be back in the hands of U.S. Marines very soon.
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